Last update: June 4, 2016

Lactic Acid

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

A natural product found in milk that may increase their concentration after exercise which is not harmful to the infant.

At latest update published were not found data on excretion in breast milk.
Because the small dose used and poor absorption to the plasma of most topical dermatological or vaginal preparations, make it unlikely the pass of a significant amount into breast milk.

Do not apply on the nipple or areola.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Lactic Acid since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Lactic Acid in other languages or writings:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Lactic Acid in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 17 - 35 (dermat.) %
Molecular weight 90 daltons

References

  1. Okuda M, Donahue DA, Kaufman LE, Avalos J, Simion FA, Story DC, Sakaguchi H, Fautz R, Fuchs A. Negligible penetration of incidental amounts of alpha-hydroxy acid from rinse-off personal care products in human skin using an in vitro static diffusion cell model. Toxicol In Vitro. 2011 Abstract
  2. Wright KS, Quinn TJ, Carey GB. Infant acceptance of breast milk after maternal exercise. Pediatrics. 2002 Abstract
  3. Quinn TJ, Carey GB. Does exercise intensity or diet influence lactic acid accumulation in breast milk? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1999 Abstract
  4. Carey GB, Quinn TJ, Goodwin SE. Breast milk composition after exercise of different intensities. J Hum Lact. 1997 Abstract

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